- Edmonton sees the net five times ere Los Angeles manages to respond in Game 3.
- On Friday, Evander Kane finished the fifth hat trick of his career during an Oilers’ 8-2 victory over the host’s Kings.
- Edmonton now shows the first-round NHL playoff series 2-1.
Evander Kane netted a hat trick. On Friday, the visiting Edmonton Oilers restarted their offensive dominance with a vital 8-2 victory over the L.A. Kings in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.
Zach Hyman and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist, while Leon Draisaitl gave a goal and an assist. Cody Ceci contributed three assists, and Connor McDavid and Evan Bouchard had two for Edmonton, which enhanced to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
The Kings responded with a goal and an assist from Anze Kopitar and a goal from Philip Danault.
Meeting a season-high 46 shots, Mike Smith produced 43 blocks to manage the 13th playoff victory of his career.
The Oilers chased L.A. netminder Jonathan Quick midway through the second half after letting four goals on 19 shots. Cal Petersen stopped 16 of 20 in comfort.
The series restarts with Game 4 in Edmonton on Sunday before returning to Edmonton for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Source – cbc.ca